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Repperger Research Intern Program
The Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of the Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. This program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35 year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Scientists have been hand selected to mentor, because of their technical knowledge, experience and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, from Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, Physics and many more areas of study. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.
For detailed program information and a list of current research projects, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html.
Program Dates: June 6 – August 12, 2022
Research Locations: Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, with options for AFRL Collaborative Labs at Wright State University; or JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Stipend: ~$12,000 for 10-week period
Number of Selections: Approximately 10-15 students will be selected for research participation.
AFRL leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for America's air, space and cyberspace forces. AFRL is a full-spectrum laboratory, responsible for planning and executing the Air Force's science and technology program. AFRL leads a worldwide government, industry and academic partnership in the discovery, development and delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technologies. The laboratory provides leading edge warfighting capabilities keeping our air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best.
The 711th Human Performance Wing advances human performance in air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation, accomplished through the synergies created by the wing’s two distinct but complementary entities: Airman Systems Directorate and U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. For more information about AFRL, visit Air Force Research Lab.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Applicants need to meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application:
A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to AFRL-Summer@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity [AFRL-711HPW-2022-Repperger] in the subject line of the email. Please understand that ORISE does not review applications or select applicants; selections are made by the sponsoring agency identified on this opportunity. All application materials should be submitted via the “Apply” button at the bottom of this opportunity listing. Please do not send application materials to the email address above.
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